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  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site all the time. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
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As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

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